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Mercedes-AMG GT S roadster vs Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio
The Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio had it relatively easy in its class. Until now. Everything can fundamentally change in 2017 following the advent of the Mercedes-AMG GT roadster. The 510 hp S model is a force to reckon with, but Porsche has also fine-tuned the drop-top 911 Turbo to perfection this year. Power went up by 20 hp for both the 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo S which now boast 540 hp and 580 hp. The S model received new turbochargers and wider wheels the Sports Chrono Package as standard for even greater performance on and off the racetrack – the Sport Response button part of the Sport Chrono Package gives the 911 Turbo Cabrio a better engine response for as long as 20 seconds – ideal for overtaking manouvers.
The light and agile Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is less tuned for record laps on the Racetrack. It lacks the power and the all-wheel drive to surpass the Porsche. But that doesn’t mean the Merc will be less fun,
while its sexier, more exclusive design will definitely hold a decisive role in Mercedes’ quest to success. Even before reshaping it as a roadster, the GT appeared very sexy.
|Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster||Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio|
|Engine||V8, bi-turbo||B6, bi-turbo|
|Max. power/revs (HP/rpm)||510/6,000||540/6,400|
|0-100 km/h (s)||3.8||3.1|
|Top speed (km/h)||310||320|
|Price (euro, GER)||cca. 150,000||187,759|